@caycepollard I've played 118, have a 98% win rate, what, 3 failures? I have to say (if it sounds as if I'm blowing my own trumpet) that the guess distribution graph is *particularly* bottom-heavy. :)
My starting word? I've been in competition with a couple of younger guys at work - both of whom have starting words. So naturally I don't have one, I let my subconscious choose. ;)
@bazbt3 I’ve been told to have a starting word. Maybe I’ll not have one, but it makes sense to me to rule out vowels and their positions right away.
118 games and 98% rate? You’re a beast! Even bottom heavy. You’re still winning
@caycepollard Heh! Thanks. :)
Logically it makes a *lot* of sense to have a predictable start doesn't it. But I started doing it during work lunchtimes so relish the 'randomness', if that makes sense.
Speaking of gateway drugs (!) I started with Wordle, graduated to it and the NYT & Guardian mini crosswords, and even got as deep as trying an occasional Sudoku.
Sudoku broke my camel's back, thankfully.
@bazbt3 @Ronnie I started with NYT crossword. I even had a subscription to the crossword and the official app. And I do Sudoku all the time (albeit, I’m on the level avid beginner so I’m not sure if that counts).
I was bullheaded about Wordle. Was shaking my head, digging my feet in, saying “It’s just a crossword with consequences for guessing wrong!”
Then I tried it and was hooked. The random nature is what I love too.
Ronnie is always right in his recommendations.
Always trust Ronnie!
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